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06-19-2013, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Lundsanity30 View Post
no its not, because they can buy him out next year as well.. Now the question is what would the Rangers do if Richards returns to form this year going into next off season? That becomes a hockey decision. If you don't need the space, you can't buy him out on the VERY SLIM OFF CHANCE he gets innjured enough he cant be bought out. Also, who knows what he can do with a more offensive minded coach.
If he did get injured it would be devastating though. And with his cap space available the Rangers have more opportunity to lock up McDonagh or Stepan to deals that would eat up some UFA years.

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